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Here’s why great principals matter

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
April 3rd, 2014

Effective principals reach all corners of education

principal-leadershipStrong leadership is essential to any school’s success, and school principals play a vital role in ensuring teachers and students are successful in the classroom.

With strong and flexible leadership, teachers say they feel they have freedom to explore new teaching techniques and approaches.

Principals who foster positive school cultures see the returns of such efforts in student achievement, engagement, and teacher satisfaction.

In one survey compiled in a new infographic, 69 percent of teachers who said they have effective principals said they felt it was important to put in their best effort, while only 38 percent of teachers reporting unhelpful or ineffective principals said they felt the same.

(Next page: More data about principals’ impact in schools)

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